Spring 2015: April 13 – June 1, 2015
Ecclesiology by Ballot: General Convention and Governance in the Episcopal Church
This course is an overview of the way the Episcopal Church governs itself, from the local to diocesan to national levels, with particular emphasis on the General Convention. Since General Convention is meeting in July of 2015, this course will focus in particular on important issues and legislation that will be discussed at Convention, including the election of a new Presiding Bishop. This course will fulfill certification in training in Constitution and Canons for persons preparing for ordination.
Instructor: The Very Rev. Dr. Tom Ferguson
Dr. Ferguson is currently the Dean of Bexley Hall in Columbus, OH. He received his Ph.D. from GTU/ CDSP in 2002 in the History of Christian Life and Thought and has taught extensively for CDSP in the graduate level programs and the CALL program. Formerly, he served as Deputy to the Presiding Bishop for Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations.